Estate Planning

Without proper planning, the assets you’ve accumulated over a lifetime can quickly disappear. Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP estate planning attorneys can you help minimize this risk by evaluating your estates and assisting in the controlling of assets, both before and after death and establishing the necessary documents through careful planning.

Our attorneys can assist you with:

  • Revocable Trusts
  • Wills
  • Healthcare Directives (Living Wills)
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Asset Transfer Assistance
  • Additional Estate Tax Planning

Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP offers a full range of estate planning services to meet your unique needs. Our expertise has been recognized with one of our estate planning partner’s designation as a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

A Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP estate planning attorney will analyze your unique situation and explain how proper planning can protect and maximize your wealth now and for future generations.

Trust & Estate Administration – Although avoiding probate is desirable, if you have lost a loved one who did not properly plan, you may need to initiate a probate to transfer their assets out of their name. Additionally, even with a Trust in place, it is advisable to have an attorney assist you if you have been named Trustee.

Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP will help guide you throughout the process of a Trust or Probate (Estate) administration, including:

  • Probate initiation, administration and distribution
  • Trust administration
  • Non-Probate and non-trust transfers of property

Additional Services:

Conservatorships. Navigating the court system, especially in the conservatorship context is complex and challenging. Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP can assist you with obtaining a conservatorship of the estate and of the person for an individual that is no longer able to make decisions for themselves or needs considerable assistance.

Litigation. Whether in the trust, probate, guardianship or conservatorship context, litigation is trying. So having legal counsel in the litigation environment is essential. As assertive advocates for their clients’ interests, Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP have zealously litigated countless cases in probate court.